Friday, March 22, 2013

Project Life - The Villages Part 1

Here's my first installment of actual Project Life pages, and already I'm off the original plan...  {smile}

The plan was a double page spread per month, BUT we ended 2012 and started 2013 in Florida with our parents.  I wanted to include the time with family in the album as well.  Without further ado, here are some of the pages for our time with my parents at their new home in The Villages, Florida.  Note:  I took the pictures of the pages before I did any journaling... 

Addicted to GOLF - with mom's help (the picture of me), I managed to get photos of each of us golfing (or at least on the course, the best I have of my brother is him taking a photo of our nephew).

Part of the allure of The Villages community for my parents are the abundance of activities.  Executive style golf courses (nine holes, mostly par 3) seem to be everywhere, and my parents have been golfing up a storm.  They sign up just the two of them, and get paired with random people to complete the grouping (great way to meet people, if you're not overly self conscious!), or they go with friends.  And then there's the men's and women's "Scramble" tournaments each week.  What's more amazing?  Until the past year or so, my mother hadn't really done any golfing at all.  She's eating up this new lifestyle in the Sunshine State!  {I'm just a teeny bit jealous.}

So of course, while we were all together we golfed, and golfed and golfed some more!  I think I went out about half a dozen times or so just in the week and a half that I was there.  That's a LOT of golf, especially when lately Joel and I have been lucky to get out once a year!

Christmas -

I absolutely loved how my mom used the extra ornaments in glasses for decor, and spent a good 10 minutes staging the shot.  So of course I just had to blow it up a bit bigger than the 4x6 slot!  Silly me, I didn't have my camera handy when we were opening gifts in the morning, so no "people" pictures.  My gift arrived on Christmas Eve, when Joel flew down to join me! 

Part of the gift from my parents to my nephew was a scavanger hunt riding around in the golf carts so I included some of that adventure instead.  Many residents of The Villages put out elaborate decorations during the holidays, and I just couldn't resist taking a picture of the flying pig (grounded at the time the photo was taken).  He makes me smile!

For each of these pages I used some of the 3x4 cards from the kit.  For the Christmas page I taped the two together to create 4x6 card.  LOVE how the circle pattern on the cards coordiante with the baubles in the wine glasses.

I'm loving the process, the hard part - selecting which photos to include. 

~ Kathy


Carol L said...

It looks like you had a great time with your folks in FL. Great pages, treasured memories, and I love that flying pig too :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

So far, so good! Enjoy putting your life together. These are very clever kits.

Debi Rice said...

Just found this!!!!!! :O)